Planning Permission for Playhouse Treehouse

In most cases you do not need planning permission to install a Enchanted Creations garden building, providing it meets the following criteria:

If you would like us to undertake an application for planning permission which we are happy to conduct, please as for details.

Rules governing outbuildings apply to sheds, greenhouses and garages as well as other ancillary garden buildings such as swimming pool rooms, sauna cabins, gyms and many other kinds of structure for purpose incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house.

Under new regulations that came into effect on 1st October 2009 outbuildings are now considered to be permitted development, not needing planning permission, subject to the following limits and conditions:

  • No outbuilding on land forward of a wall forming the principal elevation.
  • Outbuildings and garages to be single storey with a maximum eaves height of 2.5 metres and maximum overall height of 4 metres with a dual pitched roof or 3 metres for any other roof.
    • Maximum height of 2.5 metres when less than 2 metres from the boundary.
    • No more than half the area of land around the ‘original house’ would be covered by additions or other buildings.
    • No more than 3 square metres and more than 20 metres form the house in National Parks, the Broads, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World Heritage Sites.
    • Within the cartilage of listed buildings any outbuilding will require planning permission.

The term ‘original house’ means the house as it was first built or as it stood on 1 July 1948.

These are guidelines, and if you are in any doubt about compliance you should contact your local planning authority before any work commences. For a fixed fee we can provide you with 1:50 scaled elevation and plan drawings to accompany a planning application.


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